Today, I put together a tiny, fun npm package called
hello which lets you browse Github profiles from the command line.
It's intentionally limited and simple. Just type:
npx hello followed by a Github username and it will print out a summary of the user's profile, including their name, bio, location, and links to their website, Twitter, and Github.
npx hello venables
I had reseved the
hello name quite some time ago, and hand never found a good usecase for it. At first, it was
going to be a websocket-based web framework, but the world has plenty of frameworks. Then I thought it would be a good name for a package that will just print "Hello, world!" in a random language. But that's not very useful.
So the name laid dormant.
While browsing Github profiles for candidates at Catena Labs (psst: We're hiring!), the thought occurred to me: it would be great for everyone to have a consistent CV, and even better if it was accessible via the command line. So, I quickly tossed together v0 of this project.